A Brazilian businessman intends to catalogue his vast collection for public use.

More details surrounding the world’s biggest record collection have emerged. Ever since Zero Freitas emerged as the world’s most active record collector last year, there’s been a degree of confusion about what he plans to do with the five million records he has amassed so far.

Now, in an interview with BBC News, Freitas has explained that the records are to be catalogued with a view to creating a searchable – and listenable – collection.

“We hope people will be able to select records through our collection and listen to the music,” says Freitas. “The relationship people have with certain songs is subjective and personal. I want to share this with people and make it possible for them to recall their memories.”

Freitas also talks about the process of building his collection, which sees him buying records in bulk abroad and shipping them to Brazil in containers, where each record is cleaned and catalogued before being filed in the archive.

Watch the full interview on BBC News and find out more about Freitas in an illuminating New York Times feature. [via The Vinyl Factory]

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